Digest for 95-06-02


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WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-02 June 95  Ryazan State Pedagogical University

#02-02 June 95  1867 Treaty With Russia

#03-02 June 95  Simon Hawkin's Home and Russian Pages

#04-02 June 95  June Issue of Ecostan News


RECENT EMAIL . . .

#01-02 June 95  Sender:  Tym Rondomanski  ( 71001.3452@compuserve.com )
                Subject: Quake Relief Acc't

#02-02 June 95  Sender:  Anna Mavricheva  ( annam@ksu.ksu.edu )
                Subject: an appartment in St Petersburg

#03-02 June 95  Sender:  "Irwin  . Rappaport" ( 102020.2552@compuserve.com )
                Subject: Pyatigorsk

#04-02 June 95  Sender:  Center for Civil Society International
                         ( ccsi@u.washington.edu )
                Subject: Junior Achievement Contest

#05-02 June 95  Sender:  aj061@Freenet.HSC.Colorado.EDU (TERRY W. ALLEN)
                Subject: radioprotective chemicals for Cosmonauts

#06-02 June 95  Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell)
                Subject: Conference-Russia: Economic Policy and Enterprise
                         Restructuring

#07-02 June 95  Sender: ac737@lafn.org (Michael Segal)
                Subject: Portland, OR CDC Chief Luncheon


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  The Pedagogical University of Ryazan is one of the best known
   institutions of its kind in Russia, a member of the International
   University Cooperation Fund. It is in the very center of Ryazan, -
   an ancient Russian city, 125 miles south-east of Moscow.  Visit
   this beautiful city and university from our Education page.

*  The 1867 Treaty With Russia has been made available by Howard Benson and
   is available from our History page. This is a copy of the document that
   was signed between Russia and the United States whereupon Russia ceded
   what is now known as Alaska to the US.

*  Simon Hawkin is a Computer Science student at the University of
   Maryland.   He has put together two wonderful pages.  The first is his
   Russian Page which can be found on our More Information Resources
   Page and the other is his home page which can be found in the "Homegrown
   Home Pages" section of our Life page.

*  The June, 1995 issue of Ecostan News is now available from our Science
   page.

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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

Please continue to send your e-mail to friends@solar.rtd.utk.edu.


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Sender:  Tym Rondomanski  ( 71001.3452@compuserve.com )
Subject: Quake Relief Acc't

Help needed on Sakhalin Island:

---------- Forwarded Message ----------

)From:  Michael Allen, 72470,3553
TO:     Tym Rondomansky, 71001,3452
DATE:   5/31/95 9:08 PM

RE:     Quake Relief Acc't

Michael Allen here.  Sorry again for the form letter.  I'm still OK, busy
with relief efforts, and here's the latest news from Sakhalin.

The Emergency Action Committee here has announced two account numbers (one
dollar, one yen) to which donations may be sent to them for Neftegorsk
Earthquake Relief.  This is the most urgent need right now: money for
cranes, fuel, internment, transport, medical supplies. For those who have
asked, and would like to somehow help, the Russians say: this is
what we need most.

Corr. Acct #08150101, payee Tikhookeanskiy Vneshtorgbank Acc't #76701/001
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia (dollars)

Corr. Acct #08150101, payee Tikhookeanskiy Vneshtorgbank Acc't #76801/024
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia (yen)

The transfer shall be marked "For Earthquake Relief in Okha District" (Na
likvidatsiyu posledstviyy zemletryaseniya v Okhinskom rayone)

For reference, correspondent banks include Republic Nat'l Bank of NY
(608-205-524), Chase Manhattan Bank of NY (001-1-907557), and Bank of NY
(890-0055-006).

Coincidentally, a committee is already in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk investigating
alleged improprieties with donated funds for last October's earthquake
relief efforts in the Kuriles.  Rest assured things will work much more
smoothly this time, with the benefit of experience and direct oversight.

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Sender:  Anna Mavricheva  ( annam@ksu.ksu.edu )
Subject: an appartment in St Petersburg

I am writing on behalf of my friend Gary Scheid who is going to spend
1996/97 academic year in St Petersburg where he will be studying in St
Petersburg State University.
Does anyone know about the possibility to rent an appartment in
St Petersburg? He also is willing to take his wonderful dog with him.
Has anyone had an experience of taking pets abroad and particulaly
to Russia? I have never had such an experience but from what I have read
and  heard I got an idea that it is very complex.

If you are willing to share your experience please reply either to me

annam@fox.ksu.ksu.edu

or to Gary

garys@attila.scob.alaska.edu

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Sender:  "Irwin  . Rappaport"  ( 102020.2552@compuserve.com )
Subject: Pyatigorsk

I will be visiting in Pyatigorsk during July/August to assist in gearing up a
consumer/household products factory.  Will be my first trip to Russia.  Any
comments as to what type of clothing to bring, etc., would be greatly
appreciated.

                                Irwin

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Sender:  Center for Civil Society International  ( ccsi@u.washington.edu )
Subject: Junior Achievement Contest

        RUSSIAN STUDENTS WIN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONTEST

For the forth straight year Russian students won Junior Achievement
International's Computer-Simulated Business Competition.  Two Russian
teams from high schools in Moscow and Troitsk won the first place in this
year's contest.

"The students from the former Soviet Republics tended to experiment more
and took larger risks during the competition," says William R. Glass,
President of Harvard Associates, Inc., the software development firm that
created Management and Economic Simulation Exercise(MESE).

During the contest, students were given weekly update of the market by
Harvard Associates via the Internet.  Students would access the market
and make their decisions regarding the research and development,
production, pricing and marketing of fictional products.  They would then
send these decisions back over the Internet to the Cambridge,
Massachusetts-based Harvard Associates.

126 teams from 16 countries participated in the 12 week contest.  There
were 3 teams from Russia, 4 from Ukraine, 3 from Estonia, 1 from Latvia,
and 9 from Lithuania.

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Sender:  aj061@Freenet.HSC.Colorado.EDU (TERRY W. ALLEN)
Subject: radioprotective chemicals for Cosmonauts

To protect them from the radiation from solar flares, Cosmonauts carry
radioprotective chemicals.  Astronauts do not.  From the description given
in the text for our radiation protection class (Golnik's "Basic Radiation
Protection Technology") one such chemical is Cystene, which raises the
LD50/30 by a factor of 1.7 times.  I suspect one reason it is not used by
American Astronauts is that the toxic concentration is only slightly above
the effective dosage.

My question is what chemical is carried by the Cosmonauts?  Is it a
different chemical which has been found more effective, or is the Cystene
dosage very closely controled?  Or have the Americans opted for heavier
shielding or scheduling to avoid solar flares?  If advances in
radioprotective chemicals have been made since my text was published (2nd
Ed., 1988) it could be helpful in a variety of applications.

Thanks to anyone with information to share.

--
Terry Allen

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to
what lies within us.

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Sender:  mac@MAINE.maine.edu (Dennis McConnell)
Subject: Conference-Russia: Economic Policy and Enterprise Restructuring


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      Russia: Economic Policy and Enterprise Restructuring
           International Conference at Leontief Centre
      International Centre for Social and Economic Research
            St. Petersburg, Russia   June 12-13, 1995
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I  have just received information regarding the above-noted  con-
ference, which will be held in the Pushkin suburb of St.  Peters-
burg.  The conference is jointly sponsored by the World Bank  and
the Ministry of Economy of the Russian Federation.

The major Session Topics include:

*Enterprise Restructuring: An Overview
*Employment, Wages and the Provision of Social Benefits
*Corporate Governance and Competition
*Financial Aspects of Enterprise Restructuring
*Investment, Recovery and Prospect for Growth

For  additional conference and registration information, you  may
contact  Elena  Belova by e-mail at  Leontief  Centre  Conference
Secretariat: SLN@LEONTIEF.SPB.SU

To contact by more traditional methods:
Fax: [7-812] 319-98-14
Tel: [7-812] 319-26-26 or 319-97-55
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Sender: ac737@lafn.org (Michael Segal)
Subject: Portland, OR CDC Chief Luncheon

For more information contact the World Affairs Council (503)-274-7488 or
fax 503-725-3072/


The World Affairs Council of Oregon invite you to a The East West Business
          Association, The Portland Chamber of Commerce, and
    the World Affairs Council of Oregon invite you to a luncheon with

                             Michael Levett
                   President, Citizens Democracy Corps

             Smart Investments in Eastern Europe and Russia

                   Wednesday, June 7, 1995, 12:00 noon

                   Rene's Restaurant, Willamette Room
            First Interstate Bank, 1300 SW Fifth, 21st Floor

The Citizens Democracy Corps (CDC) was created to involve U.S. business
persons in helping small and medium size businesses in Central / Eastern
Europe and Russia to be effective players in building market economies and
stable democratic institutions in their countries.  Mr. Levett will
discuss how American business leaders have served in this process, and
how business persons from Oregon can also participate.  With the benefit
of a just completed trip to Russia this May, and several years experience
as head of a firm which successfully developed business ventures in
former Soviet states and Eastern Europe, Mr. Levett will also address
current market opportunities there, and the importance of corporate
responsibility for socio-economic change in this region.

Mr. Levett has a distinguished background in politics, business and the
media.  Trained as an attorney at UCLA School of Law, he served as
Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior and White House Fellow in
Washington, a Political Campaign Manager for ballot initiative and
gubernatiorial campaigns in California, and as an Assistant Chief
Deputy on the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.  He has also worked
as a Reporter for the Los Angeles Times, a Director/Writer for
Churchill Films, and Vice-President for both Lucasfilm and Dino De
Laurentiis Corporation. Before his current position with CDC, he was a
Partner in Soviet Business Ventures, a firm involved in commercial
ventures in the former Soviet States and Eastern Europe, and President of
Business For Social Responsibility.  A number of Oregon business persons
who have worked abroad under CDC auspices will also be at the luncheon.


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